This cottage is somewhere on a small piece of land surrounded by a wide ditch.
These are the ruins of an old stonefactory in the north of the Netherlands.
On our way to our destination for that weekend, the beautiful city of Arnhem, we happened to find this abandoned farm. It is hidden between shrubs, trees and weeds, and that is probably the reason why there has been little vandalism.
The city of Tomar, famous for its “Convento de Cristo” – World Heritage Site by UNESCO -, has another architectural marvel, which is the Aqueduct of Pegões, who brought water to the Convent .
Driving around, my hands on the wheel but my eyes exploring, I saw this beautiful house just outside a small village. It was built on the hillside and we couldn’t get near it while we were in the car.
The monastery of Santa Maria de Cegonha was built around 1162 and was hosted until 1834 as a center for philosophical studies of the Cistercian Order.
The Monsanto building is located on a hill outside Lisbon and this place gives a magnificent panoramic view over the city. The building was designed by architect Chaves da Costa as a restaurant and integrates several works of art: panels and reliefs by Querubim Lapa, paint by Luis Dourdil and tile of Manuela Madureira.
The Monsanto restaurant, built by the city of Lisbon in 1968, is abandoned for almost 15 years, completely stripped and now in a state of decay.
I think this farmer was a collector of refrigerators. It’s also possible that the story behind this one is completely different. We’ll never know I guess.